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Winter 2019 Program Highlights


SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15
RADIO TO WRAP, BAKE AND DECORATE BY

KRAFT MUSIC HALL (12-16-43) Bing Crosby stars, with Ukie Sherin, Trudi Erwin, The Music Maids and Lee, the Charioteers, announcer Ken Carpenter, John Scott Trotter and the Orchestra and guests Joan Davis and Phil Silvers. Bing sings “Pistol Packin’ Mama” and “White Christmas.” Kraft, NBC. (29 min)
BOSTON BLACKIE (1940s) Dick Kollmar is Blackie, with Maurice Tarplin as Inspector Faraday. Blackie witnesses a robbery and suspects that a street corner Santa Claus may be involved. Champagne Velvet Beer, MBS. (29 min)
THE BIG SHOW (12-23-51) Tallulah Bankhead is mistress of ceremonies, with guests Milton Berle, Robert Merrill, Ozzie and Harriet Nelson, Alec Templeton, Margaret Truman, Meredith Willson and the Orchestra. Meredith Willson plays “Jing-a-Ling”; Bankhead and Berle appear in a dramatic sketch, “Christmas Present”; Margaret sings “O Leave Your Sheep”; Alec offers various interpretations of “Jingle Bells.” AFRS rebroadcast. (31 min and 29 min)
WORLD NEWS TODAY (12-19-43) Douglas Edwards hosts, with reports from CBS correspondents from around the world. “American troops have captured San Pietro, one of the strongest points on the German winter line across Italy. Reports from the front describe the battle as one of the bloodiest of the war.” Admiral Radios, CBS. (25 min)
FIBBER McGEE AND MOLLY (12-21-43) Jim and Marian Jordan star as the McGees, with Shirley Mitchell, Arthur Q. Bryan, Ransom Sherman, The King’s Men, Billy Mills and the Orchestra, announcer Harlow Wilcox. The McGees go shopping for a Christmas tree. Later, Teeny and the King’s Men sing “The Night Before Christmas.” Johnson’s Wax, NBC. (30 min)

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 22
MERRY CHRISTMAS!

CORONET LITTLE SHOW (12-19-43) The Coronet Storyteller presents “The Gift of the Magi,” O. Henry’s classic tale about “the true Christmas spirit of love and sacrifice.” A young couple each need money to buy a Christmas gift for the other. Coronet Magazine, MBS. (13 min)
PRESIDENT FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT (12-24-43) The president reports to the nation on Christmas Eve. “Within the last year — within the last few weeks — history has been made, and it is far better history for the whole human race than any that we’ve known, or even dared to hope for, in these tragic times in which we pass.” ALL NETWORKS. (28 min)
JIMMY DURANTE SHOW (12-24-47) With Peggy Lee, Candy Candido, Arthur Treacher, Roy Bargy and the Orchestra, Tommy Harmon, announcer Howard Petrie and guest Margaret O’Brien, who joins Jimmy on a trip to the North Pole. Peggy sings “The Christmas Song.” Rexall, NBC. (29 min)
KING GEORGE VI (12-25-43) Broadcast via short wave, the king of England delivers his annual Christmas message to the world. CBS. (15 min)
I SUSTAIN THE WINGS (12-25-43) Broadcast from Halloran General Hospital in Staten Island, NY, featuring the Band of the Army Air Forces Training Command, with Pvt. Jerry Gray and Lt. Don Briggs standing in for director Capt. Glenn Miller, who was unable to appear on the show due to illness. Cpl. Paul Dubov offers a Christmas prayer; the band plays a medley of Christmas songs. Army Air Forces Training Command, NBC. (30 min)
JACK BENNY PROGRAM (12-26-43) With Mary, Phil, Rochester, Dennis, Don, Butterfly McQueen. Turning the clock back, it’s Christmas night at Jack’s house and the whole gang shows up for a party. Grape-Nuts, NBC. (30 min)
AN OLD-TIME RADIO CHRISTMAS CAROL (12-22-90) A special presentation written and performed exclusively for Those Were the Days by Ken Alexander. It’s the story of a man who believes in Christmas... but not in old-time radio. Produced by Brian Johnson. (18 min)

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 29
HAPPY NEW YEAR!

RADIO HALL OF FAME (12-26-43) Deems Taylor hosts, with performances from Fred Allen and his cast, Lauritz Melchior, Helen Forrest, Lou Holtz, Raymond Edward Johnson (substituting for Orson Welles) and Paul Whiteman and his Orchestra, who offer a symphonic arrangement of “Auld Lang Syne.” Johnson presents “Toward the Future” by Stephen Vincent Benet; Fred Allen presents “Life Can Be Melchior.” Philco, BLUE. (32 min and 28 min)
FIBBER McGEE AND MOLLY (12-28-43) Jim and Marian Jordan star as the McGees, with Shirley Mitchell, Arthur Q. Bryan, Ransom Sherman, announcer Harlow Wilcox, The King’s Men and Billy Mills and the Orchestra. In anticipation of the new year, Fibber has tied a string around his finger, but he can’t remember what it’s for. Johnson’s Wax, NBC. (30 min)
SUSPENSE (12-31-61) “The Old Man” starring Leon Janney in a New Year’s story about an old man who is being forced to retire against his wishes. With Reginald Osborne, Lawson Zerbe, Larry Haines, Ralph Camargo, Rita Lloyd, Ivor Francis, Guy Repp. Sustaining, CBS. (24 min)
GENE AUTRY’S MELODY RANCH (12-30-50) With Pat Buttram, the Cass County Boys, Johnny Bond, the Pinafores, Carl Kotner and the Orchestra, announcer Charlie Lyons. It’s the last show of the year and Gene presents his customary round-up of the top tunes of the previous year, singing “Dear Hearts and Gentle People,” “Chattanooga Shoe Shine Boy” and others. Wrigley’s Doublemint Gum, CBS. (29 min)
JACK BENNY PROGRAM (1-2-44) With Mary, Phil, Rochester, Don, Dennis. Jack presents his annual New Year’s Eve play, “The New Tenant,” with Phil as Uncle Sam, Mary as Columbia and Dennis as Hitler and Tojo. Grape-Nuts Flakes, NBC. (29 min)

SATURDAY, JANUARY 5

ART HELLYER SHOW (11-14-55) An excerpt from the celebrated disc jockey’s popular morning show, with records and zany voices. News report read by Howie Roberts. Participating sponsors, WCFL/Chicago. (26 min)
LUX RADIO THEATRE (12-30-40) “A Little Bit of Heaven” starring Gloria Jean and C. Aubrey Smith in a radio adaptation of their 1940 film, with Helen Parrish and Frank Albertson. A 12-year-old girl is offered a job singing on the radio, but her success has unforeseen effects on her family. Cecil B. DeMille hosts. Cast includes Lou Merrill, Arthur Q. Bryan, Verna Felton, Charles Seel, Ed Max. Lux Soap, CBS. (21 min & 21 min & 18 min)
ADVENTURES OF OZZIE AND HARRIET (1-9-49) With Tommy Bernard and Henry Blair as David and Ricky, John Brown as Thorny, Janet Waldo as Emmy Lou. Harriet becomes concerned about the boys’ fascination with sports heroes and asks for Ozzie’s help. Vern Smith announces. International Silver, NBC. (29 min)
PET MILK SHOW (3-12-49) Starring Vic Damone, with Kay Armen, The Serenaders, Gus Haenschen and the Orchestra, announcer Warren Sweeney. Vic sings “Powder Your Face With Sunshine,” “So in Love” and “I’ve Got You Under My Skin”; Kay sings “Tara, Talara, Talar,” “The Man I Love” and “Cruising Down the River.” Pet Milk, NBC. (30 min)

SATURDAY, JANUARY 12

SCREEN GUILD PLAYERS (4-26-43) “Casablanca” starring Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman and Paul Henreid in a radio version of the classic 1942 film. In Casablanca, a cynical American nightclub owner must choose between the woman he loves and the cause of the Allies. Truman Bradley announces. Lady Esther, CBS. (30 min) Read the article about Casablanca in the Winter 2019 issue of Nostalgia Digest... and tune in to Those Were the Days on January 19 to hear a 1944 radio production of Casablanca — with a completely different cast!
LUM AND ABNER (4-19-50) Chester Lauck and Norris Goff star, with ZaSu Pitts, Cliff Arquette, Willard Waterman, Betty Boyle, announcer Ken Niles, Opie Cates and the Orchestra. Lum announces he plans to sell out his half of the Jot ‘Em Down Store. Ford, CBS. (29 min)
MYSTERIOUS TRAVELER (5-18-48) “I Won’t Die Alone” starring Joseph Julian and Art Carney, with Maurice Tarplin as the Traveler. When a bank robber is released after seventeen years in prison, his partner tracks him down to find out where the stolen money is hidden. Sustaining, MBS. (30 min)
CHARLIE McCARTHY SHOW (3-24-46) With Ray Noble and the Orchestra, singer Anita Gordon, announcer Ken Carpenter, Jack Mather, Verna Felton and guest W.C. Fields. Edgar and Charlie go to visit Fields, who is resting in a sanitarium. Chase and Sanborn, NBC. (29 min)
ADVENTURES OF SAM SPADE (6-5-49) “The Overjord Caper” starring Howard Duff as Sam, with Lurene Tuttle as Effie Perrine. A beautiful woman hires Sam to find an expensive necklace before her husband discovers it is missing. Wildroot Cream Oil, CBS. (30 min)
OUR MISS BROOKS (11-7-48) Eve Arden stars as Connie Brooks, English teacher at Madison High School, with Gale Gordon, Jeff Chandler, Richard Crenna, Gloria McMillan, Jane Morgan. Exams are coming up and Miss Brooks’ friends and colleagues are convinced that she’s been working too hard. Colgate-Palmolive, CBS. (30 min)

SATURDAY, JANUARY 19

DRAGNET (11-10-53) Starring Jack Webb as Sgt. Joe Friday, with Ben Alexander as Frank Smith. The police must intervene to stop a gang war. Cast: Bert Holland, June Whitley, Gil Stratton. Chesterfield, NBC. (27 min)
KRAFT MUSIC HALL (1-20-44) Bing Crosby stars, with Ukie Sherin, The Charioteers, The Music Maids and Lee, announcer Ken Carpenter, John Scott Trotter and the Orchestra and guest Dale Evans, who sings “Besame Mucho.” Bing sings “What Do You Do in the Infantry?” and presents a “Time Marches Back” sketch. Kraft Foods, NBC. (29 min)
SPEAKING OF RADIO (3-9-18) Steve Darnall’s conversation with singer Bob Graham, speaking by home from his home in California, as he looks back on his career in radio and television. (29 min)
DUFFY’S TAVERN (11-10-44) Ed Gardner is Archie the Manager, with singer Bob Graham, Eddie Green as Eddie, Charlie Cantor as Clifton Finnegan, Sandra Gould as Miss Duffy, announcer Jack Bailey and guest Robert Benchley, who delivers a lecture on crooning. AFRS rebroadcast. (30 min)
LUX RADIO THEATRE (1-24-44) “Casablanca” starring Alan Ladd, Hedy Lamarr and John Loder in a radio adaptation of the 1942 film, a tale of love and sacrifice. With Ernest Whitman as Sam, Edgar Barrier as Inspector Renault. Cecil B. DeMille hosts. Lux Soap, CBS. (20 min & 18 min & 21 min) Read the article about Casablanca in the Winter 2019 issue of Nostalgia Digest.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 26
RADIO IN THE WINTER OF 1944

AMERICA SALUTES THE PRESIDENT’S BIRTHDAY (1-29-44) A special program originating from the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York, a benefit for the March of Dimes, featuring Conrad Nagel as master of ceremonies and performances from Paul Whiteman, Mary Pickford, Georgia Gibbs, Jimmy Durante and Garry Moore, the U.S. Marine Band, Edward R. Murrow and Maj. Martin Wilson from London, Bob Hope, Frances Langford, Frank Sinatra, Jerry Colonna, Dinah Shore, Eddie Cantor, President Franklin Roosevelt, Lily Pons. ALL NETWORKS. (26 min and 33 min)
TEN WHO ESCAPED FROM TOJO (2-4-44) A radio adaptation of the Life magazine article, chronicling “a story of horror... The story of thousands of Americans and Filipinos who fell into the hands of the Japanese when Bataan and Corregidor fell — and of ten who escaped.” With Kenneth Danio, Martin Gabel, Harold Huber. NBC. (30 min)
SKELLY NEWS (2-5-44) Alex Drier reports the news. “The Germans, throwing heavy resources of men and machines at the Allied lines below Rome, have again been smashed back... in that area... some of the bitterest battles of the Italian campaign are raging.” Skelly Oil, NBC. (15 min)
HOP HARRIGAN (2-7-44) An isolated episode of the series, with Chester Stratton as Hop and Ken Lynch as Tank Tinker. Hop and Tank are trapped behind enemy lines in pursuit of Nazi secrets. Glenn Riggs announces. Sustaining, BLUE. (15 min)
FIBBER McGEE AND MOLLY (2-8-44) Jim and Marian Jordan star as the McGees, with Shirley Mitchell as Alice Darling, Marlin Hurt as Beulah, Arthur Q. Bryan as Doctor Gamble, Ransom Sherman as Mr. Wellington, announcer Harlow Wilcox, the King’s Men, Billy Mills and the Orchestra. Fibber has an appetite for ice cream and decides to make his own. Johnson’s Wax, NBC. (30 min)
MAN BEHIND THE GUN (2-12-44) “Prep Joe” is the story of a P-T boat in the South Pacific and the men who serve as its crew. Narrated by Jackson Beck, with Frank Lovejoy, Jim Backus, Maurice Tarplin. Sustaining, CBS. (30 min)

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 2

JACK BENNY PROGRAM (2-6-44) Broadcasting from Roosevelt Base, Terminal Island in San Pedro, California, with Mary Livingstone, Phil Harris, Eddie “Rochester” Anderson, Dennis Day, Mel Blanc, Frank Nelson. Jack recalls his time in the Navy. Grape-Nuts, NBC. (29 min)
JACK BENNY PROGRAM (4-26-53) Broadcasting from the Kern Theatre in San Francisco, with Mary, Rochester, Dennis, Bob Crosby, Mel Blanc and guest Fred Allen, who is on his way to Hollywood to make a movie. Jack and Fred reminisce about their days in vaudeville. Lucky Strike Cigarettes, CBS. (26 min) This show marked the final time that Jack Benny and Fred Allen appeared together on radio. Read the article about the Benny-Allen “feud” in the Winter 2019 issue of Nostalgia Digest.
SPEAKING OF RADIO (3-12-18) Steve Darnall’s conversation with musician Stuart Canin, who speaks via telephone from his home in San Francisco about his career and his role in the famous “feud” between Jack Benny and Fred Allen. (37 min) Read an excerpt from this conversation in the Winter 2019 issue of Nostalgia Digest
LOVE THY NEIGHBOR PREMIERE (12-17-40) Henny Youngman hosts this special broadcast from the Paramount Theatre in New York City, with guest appearances by Tommy Dorsey, Fred Waring, Ed Sullivan, The Ink Spots, Rosemary Lane, Bea Wain, Andre Baruch, The Nicholas Brothers, violinist Stuart Canin, Dennis Day and the film’s stars, Jack Benny and Fred Allen. Don Wilson announces. MBS. (14 min)
JACK BENNY PROGRAM (1-10-37) With Mary, Phil, Don, Kenny Baker, Andy Devine. Jack talks about Fred Allen’s recent remarks; the gang presents an installment of “Buck Benny Rides Again,” which is interrupted by a man named Buckingham Benny. Jell-O, NBC. (30 min)
JACK BENNY PROGRAM (1-17-37) With Mary, Kenny, Phil, Don, Andy and special guest Buck Jones, who joins the cast for the eleventh chapter of “Buck Benny Rides Again.” Jack talks about Fred Allen and produces a photo of himself playing a violin at the age of ten. Jell-O, NBC. (30 min)

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9

JACK BENNY PROGRAM (2-13-44) Broadcasting from March Field, California, with Mary, Phil, Rochester, Dennis, Don, Butterfly McQueen and guest Larry Adler, who joins Jack in recalling their recent visit to Egypt, where Jack bought a camel. Grape-Nuts, NBC. (29 min)
JACK BENNY PROGRAM (1-24-37) With Mary, Phil, Don, Kenny, Harry Baldwin, Verna Felton, Andy Devine. Jack is practicing his violin and misses the start of the show. Later, he discusses Fred Allen’s plans to make a movie and the gang goes to Phil Harris’ house. Jell-O, NBC. (30 min)
JACK BENNY PROGRAM (1-31-37) With Mary, Don, Phil, Kenny. Jack announces he will play “The Bee” on next week’s show. Later, he dreams he’s face-to-face with Fred Allen. Jell-O, NBC. (30 min)
SUSPENSE (2-2-53) “Plan X” starring Jack Benny as a Martian who is assigned to greet the first spaceship arriving from Earth. With John McIntire, Joseph Kearns, Howard McNear, Mary Jane Croft, William Conrad, Jack Kruschen, Norma Varden, Stuffy Singer, Truda Marson. Harlow Wilcox announces. Auto-Lite, CBS. (29 min)
JACK BENNY PROGRAM (2-7-37) With Mary, Phil, Don, Kenny, Andy Devine. Phil’s sister and mother show up to hear Jack play “The Bee” only to learn that Jack’s violin has been stolen! Jell-O, NBC. (30 min)
FRED ALLEN SHOW (6-26-49) It’s the last show of Fred’s long-running series, with guests Henry Morgan and Jack Benny. Fred bumps into Henry, who owes $300 to the Mohawk Loan Company. The Allen’s Alley question is “Do you think most people plan their vacation?” With Portland Hoffa, Minerva Pious, Kenny Delmar, Parker Fennelley, Peter Donald, The DeMarco Sisters. Ford Motors, NBC. (30 min)

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16

JACK BENNY PROGRAM (2-20-44) With Mary, Phil, Dennis, Rochester, Don, Butterfly McQueen and guest Groucho Marx, who plays checkers with Jack. Later, the cast presents a dramatic sketch, “The Gilroy Murder Case.” Grape-Nuts, NBC. (29 min)
TREASURY STAR PARADE #255 (9-12-43) “Big Guy” starring Eddie Anderson in a rare dramatic role, with Michael O’Shea. When a Merchant Marine ship is hit by a Nazi torpedo, one man volunteers to go back and retrieve the ship’s papers. U.S. Treasury Department, Syndicated. (15 min)
JACK BENNY PROGRAM (2-14-37) With Mary, Kenny, Phil, Don, Andy Devine and guest Ben Bernie. It’s Jack’s birthday and Mary reads him a birthday poem. Later, Ben offers to lend his violin so that Jack can play “The Bee.” Jell-O, NBC. (30 min)
LUX RADIO THEATRE (2-15-37) “Brewster’s Millions” starring Jack Benny and Mary Livingstone in a radio adaptation of the 1935 film, about a man who must spend a million dollars in order to inherit six million! With Frank Nelson, Crawford Kent, Fred Harrington, Margaret Braxton, Lee Millar, Hal K. Dawson, John Gibson. Cecil B. DeMille hosts. Lux Soap, CBS. (23 min & 17 min & 18 min)
JACK BENNY PROGRAM (2-21-37) Jack and Mary return to the show after their recent appearance on The Lux Radio Theatre. Jack announces he will play “The Bee” on next week’s show. Later, the gang do a “Buck Benny Rides Again” sketch. Jell-O, NBC. (30 min)

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23

WORLD NEWS TODAY (2-27-44) Douglas Edwards and CBS news correspondents report from the world’s political and battle fronts. “A Finnish communique reports that six hundred Russian planes bombed Helsinki last night, causing fires and heavy damage. The raid lasted nearly twelve hours, the longest and heaviest air attack of the war.” Admiral Radios, CBS. (25 min)
JACK BENNY PROGRAM (2-27-44) Broadcast from the Hollywood Canteen, with Mary, Phil, Don, Rochester, Dennis, Butterfly McQueen and guests Larry Adler and Eddie Cantor. Jack talks about his upcoming camp tour; Larry plays “Begin the Beguine.” Grape-Nuts, NBC. (30 min)
EDDIE CANTOR SHOW (1-30-47) Eddie celebrates his birthday, with Harry von Zell, singer Margaret Whiting, Cookie Fairchild and the Orchestra and guests Jack Benny, Peter Lind Hayes and Ralph Edwards. Eddie wants a loan from Jack to start a new radio network. Pabst Blue Ribbon, NBC. (29 min)
JACK BENNY PROGRAM (2-28-37) With Phil, Don, Kenny, Andy, Pat C. Flick. A detective has returned Jack’s violin, allowing him to finally play “The Bee.” Kenny sings “The Night is Young and You’re So Beautiful”; the orchestra plays “Panamania.” Jell-O, NBC. (30 min)
JACK BENNY PROGRAM (3-7-37) Broadcast from the Grand Ballroom of the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York, with Mary, Kenny, Don, Sam Hearn, Abe Lyman and his Orchestra and guest Stuart Canin. Jack accuses Stuart of being more than ten years old. Jell-O, NBC. (30 min)
JACK BENNY PROGRAM (3-14-37) From the Grand Ballroom of the Hotel Pierre in New York, with Mary, Don, Abe Lyman and guest Fred Allen. It’s the battle of the century as the two comedians meet on air for the first time since starting their feud nearly three months earlier. Jell-O, NBC. (30 min)

SATURDAY, MARCH 2
THE STARS OF THE SILENT SCREEN SPEAK — ON RADIO!

SUSPENSE (7-10-47) “Murder By The Book” starring Gloria Swanson as a mystery writer who is asked to cover a murder trial for a newspaper. Cast includes Joseph Kearns. Roma Wines, CBS. (29 min)
OLD GOLD COMEDY THEATRE (10-29-44) “The Palm Beach Story” starring Claudette Colbert and Robert Young in a radio version of her 1942 movie. When an inventor needs cash, his wife decides to help by divorcing him and marrying someone with money. Harold Lloyd hosts the first show of the series. Old Gold Cigarettes, NBC. (28 min)
ADVENTURES OF NERO WOLFE (12-15-46) “The Case of the Missing Book,” starring Francis X. Bushman as Wolfe, with Elliott Lewis as Archie Goodwin. Wolfe investigates when a cab driver comes into possession of a rare Shakespeare folio. Jergens, MBS. (29 min)
RUDY VALLEE SHOW (10-31-40) With John Barrymore, Bea Benaderet, Walter Tetley, Vera Vague. Rudy (as “The Vagabond Lover”) and John (as “The Great Profile”) compete to see who will win the title of “Mr. Oomph.” Sealtest, NBC. (29 min) Read the article about John Barrymore in the Winter 2019 issue of Nostalgia Digest.
SUSPENSE (9-9-43) “Marry For Murder” starring Lillian Gish, with Ray Collins and Bramwell Fletcher. A man investigates when he suspects his neighbor plans to murder his wife. Sustaining, CBS. (29 min)

OUR SPECIAL GUEST will be film historian BOB KOLOSOSKI, who will talk about the stars of the silent screen who made their way to radio. Read the article about silent movie stars in the Winter 2019 issue of Nostalgia Digest.

SATURDAY, MARCH 9

BOB AND RAY (10-23-59) “Bob Elliott and Ray Goulding present the CBS Radio Network.” Natalie Attired says the Providence College fight song; an episode of One Fella’s Family; Biff Burns interviews a college football coach. Participating sponsors, CBS. (14 min)
FIBBER McGEE AND MOLLY (3-7-44) Jim and Marian Jordan star as the McGees, with Shirley Mitchell as Alice Darling, Arthur Q. Bryan as Doc Gamble, Ransom Sherman as Mr. Wellington, Marlin Hurt as Beulah, announcer Harlow Wilcox. Fibber is writing a radio speech for the Red Cross campaign. Johnson’s Wax, NBC. (30 min)
QUIET PLEASE (8-3-47) “Inquest” starring Ernest Chappell, with James Van Dyke, Pat O’Malley, Sylvia Cole, John Morley. A man tells the story of his sister and their relationship before a mysterious “jury.” Sustaining, MBS. (30 min)
KRAFT MUSIC HALL (3-9-44) Bing Crosby stars, with announcer Ken Carpenter, Ukie Sherin, The Charioteers, John Scott Trotter and the Orchestra and guests Marilyn Maxwell and George Murphy, who wants to groom Bing to be a prizefighter. Kraft, NBC. (29 min)
MYSTERY CHEF (1944) The unnamed chef helps listeners cope with wartime rationing and shortages and offers a recipe for “stretch butter.” Sustaining, MBS. (14 min)
SEALTEST VILLAGE STORE (5-27-48) Starring Jack Carson and Eve Arden, with Dave Willock, Ilene Woods, Frank DeVol and the Orchestra, The Starlighters, Verna Felton, announcer Hy Averback. Jack decides to buy an interest in a radio station. Sealtest, NBC. (29 min)
NEW WORLD A-COMIN’ (3-12-44) “The Negro: Fascism and Democracy” is the second program in the series, an examination of African-Americans and their feelings about the war. Hosted by Canada Lee, with guest Muriel Smith, who sings “When the Lights Go On Again.” With Ralph Bell, Clarence Foster, Doris Block, P. Jay Sidney, Jimmy Wright, Richard Huey, Fred Carter, Will Geer, Maurice Ellis, Ramsey Eccles. WMCA. (25 min)

SATURDAY, MARCH 16

ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN (12-11-40) Clayton Collyer is the Man of Steel in an isolated episode of the series, with Jackie Kelk as Jimmy Olsen and Julian Noa as Perry White. Superman discovers the identity of a criminal boss and learns of his plans to blow up a bridge. Syndicated. (12 min)
GREAT GILDERSLEEVE (2-4-48) Harold Peary stars as Gildy, with Walter Tetley as Leroy, Lillian Randolph as Birdie, Louise Erickson as Marjorie, Earle Ross as Judge Hooker, Richard LeGrand as Peavey, Ken Christy as Chief Gates, Arthur Q. Bryan as Floyd Munson. When Mayor Terwilliger has to leave town on business, Gildy becomes the acting mayor of Summerfield. Kraft, NBC. (29 min)
THE WHISTLER (7-21-48) “Farewell Party” starring Lurene Tuttle and Gerald Mohr, with Bill Forman as the Whistler. A woman plans to murder her husband to be with her music teacher. Marvin Miller announces. Signal Oil, CBS. (29 min)
UNCLE SAM PRESENTS (3-18-44) A broadcast from New York, featuring Capt. Glenn Miller and the Band of the AEF Technical Training Command, with vocals by Sgt. Ray McKinley, Sgt. Johnny Desmond and the Crew Chiefs. Selections include “A Lovely Way to Spend an Evening,” “(There’ll Be a) Hot Time in the Town of Berlin” and others. NBC. (16 min)
SHERLOCK HOLMES (4-22-46) “The Tankerville Club” starring Basil Rathbone as Holmes and Nigel Bruce as Dr. Watson. Holmes and Watson investigate when a prestigious club banishes a young man for playing with a deck of marked cards. Harry Bartell announces. Petri Wines, MBS. (30 min)
RED SKELTON SHOW (11-19-46) With Verna Felton, Gigi Pearson, Pat McGeehan, Wonderful Smith, Anita Ellis, David Forrester and the Orchestra, announcer Rod O’Connor. The Skelton Scrapbook of Satire is devoted to “Parking,” with sketches involving Willie Lump-Lump and Junior, the Mean Little Kid. Raleigh Cigarettes, NBC. (27 min)

SATURDAY, MARCH 23

PHIL HARRIS-ALICE FAYE SHOW (10-24-48) With Elliott Lewis as Frank Remley, Walter Tetley as Julius Abbruzzio, Robert North as Willie, Gale Gordon, Jeanine Roose and Anne Whitfield as the Harris daughters. When Alice says that the family needs to economize, Remley suggests buying beef in quantity. Rexall, NBC. (29 min)
NIGHT IN A FOX HOLE (3-24-44) A broadcast of a recording made by two combat correspondents right after the Marines swarmed ashore onto one of the Marshall Island atolls, to illustrate “the change that comes over a man after twenty-four hours of battle.” WOR. (15 min)
X MINUS ONE (12-12-56) “Hostess,” starring Teri Keane, Les Damon and Kermit Murdoch. An ambassador from an alien race is invited to the home of an Earth couple. Sustaining, NBC. (29 min)
SPEAKING OF RADIO (4-4-18) Steve Darnall’s conversation with actress Teri Keane, speaking from her home in New York, as she looks back on her career in radio and television. (36 min)
SUSPENSE (10-29-61) “Death of an Old Flame” starring Larry Haines, Teri Keane. A piano player’s ex-wife talks him into taking part in a heist. With Ralph Bell, Robert Donley, Evelyn Juster. Participating sponsors, CBS. (24 min)
YOUR HIT PARADE (4-1-44) It’s the top tunes of the week, as performed by Frank Sinatra, Joan Edwards, the Hit Paraders and Mark Warnow and the Orchestra. Songs includes “A Lovely Way to Spend an Evening,” “When They Ask About You,” “Mairzy Doats,” “Of Thee I Sing” and others. AFRS rebroadcast. (30 min)

SATURDAY, MARCH 30
THE DOCTORS ARE IN!

DOCTORS AT WAR (3-25-44) “Our Blood For Our Boys” is the story of how blood plasma is used to save the lives of those wounded in battle. Bob Murphy announces. Sustaining, NBC. (29 min)
STORY OF DR. KILDARE (3-15-50) Lew Ayres stars as Dr. Kildare, with Lionel Barrymore as Dr. Gillespie. Kildare must treat a hypochondriac who happens to be one of the hospital’s largest donors. With Virginia Gregg, Joseph Kearns, Ted Osborne. Syndicated. (27 min)
CRIME DOCTOR (4-29-45) House Jamison stars as Dr. Ordway, who investigates when a safecracker gets out of jail and seeks revenge on his ex-partner. Ken Roberts announces. Philip Morris Cigarettes, CBS. (23 min)
JOYCE JORDAN, MD (5-14-48) An isolated episode of the series. As she prepares for a pre-surgical examination, Dr. Jordan consults with Dr. Gaylord about the patient. Ron Rossen announces. Dreft, NBC. (15 min)
DR. SIXGUN (7-29-54) Karl Weber stars as Dr. Gray Matson, with William Griffiths as Pablo. The doctor treats an injured soldier who insists that his commanding officer has gone insane. Cast: Bill Gray, Arnold Robertson, Ralph Bell, William Keene. AFTRS rebroadcast. (29 min)
STRANGE DR. WEIRD (11-14-44) “The Summoning of Chandor” with Maurice Tarplin as Dr. Weird. A criminal hires a mystic to summon a dead woman. Adam Hats, MBS. (15 min)
DR. CHRISTIAN (9-17-47) “The Norton Nose” starring Jean Hersholt as Dr. Christian, Rosemary DeCamp as nurse Judy Price. A light-hearted story about a young woman whose nose is injured in an accident. Vaseline Products, CBS. (25 min)

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